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Walk Run Off the Pounds

The best part? You can print the entire workout plan to take wherever you go.<p><b>Week One</b><p><b>Monday</b><br>One Walk 10 minutes. Next 6 minutes alternate running 1 minute and walking 1 minute. Walk 4 minutes. Stretch.<p><b>Tuesday</b> <br>"Tone Zone" Strength Training Program.<br>Stretch.<p><b>Wednesday</b><br>Walk 10 minutes.<br>Next 8 minutes …

Strength-Training Circuit For Distance Runners

<i>These eight exercises will help improve general strength and overall body balance.</i><p>While a consistent running regimen will do a great job of …

Answering These Two Questions Is The Secret To Motivation

Photo courtesy of Shuttestock.com<p><i>Article provided courtesy of ACEFitness.org</i><p>If you’re looking for the secret to enhancing your fitness motivation …

The 25 Golden Rules of Running

Time-tested, universally accepted axioms of the sport.<p>In most cases, these rules started out as a lightbulb over one runner’s head. After a while, that runner told a few running buddies (probably during a long run), word spread, and before you know it, coaches were testing it, sports scientists …

Do Compression Socks Really Work?

<i>The evidence appears anecdotal, but the perceived recovery benefits can’t be denied.</i><p>It doesn’t take much to convince runners to jump on the latest …

The Pros and Cons of Stride Variability

Having a consistent stride may help keep you injury-free.<p>Last week, Scott Douglas wrote about a study suggesting that runners who alternate between different pairs of shoes are less likely to get injured. While the study has some important limitations (there were a number of significant differences …

Not Feeling It? How to Motivate Yourself For a Winter Run

It's 20 degrees, the sky is dull and gray, and you're shivering inside just thinking about gearing up for an outdoor run. No wonder you're having a …

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4 Tips For Making Your Dog Your Go-To Running Buddy

Photo courtesy of Shutterstock.com<p><i>Make your favorite furry friend your go-to running buddy!</i><p>Pounding the pavement with your puppy can do more than put …

Hate Running? 25 Ways to Learn to Love It

Get over your fear of running—we’ll show you how!<p>Running is boring. It's hard. It hurts. It's lonely. And it doesn't give you immediate results. …

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The Value of Running

A philosophical perspective on why running is worth it.<p>The book won't make you run faster," says Mark Rowlands, author of <i>Running with the Pack</i> (Pegasus, 2013). "But if you are a runner who wants to understand the value of what you are spending large swaths of your life doing, then this will …

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